Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Acceptance Criteria
England > South West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 181 186
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 -25
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 40 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.72% 0.36% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.44% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 29
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.52% -3.57%
10th Percentile £303 £274 £298
90th Percentile £498 £508 £401
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £44.00 £34.95
% change year-on-year -25.00% +25.89% -50.07%

Acceptance Criteria is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4514 4544 5233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.26% 80.75% 80.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2828 3060 3579
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £262 £245 £256
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 282 264
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% -11.46% +42.73%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £13.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in the South West

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in the South West

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the South West over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in the South West

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in the South West

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the South West region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -9 12 £375 +0.67% 1
Somerset +6 10 £363 +20.83% 1
Gloucestershire +17 7 £375 -7.69%
Wiltshire +3 5 £550 +51.72%
Dorset - 2 - - 1
Acceptance Criteria
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Scrum
3 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
4 14 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (32.50%) Java
5 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (27.50%) BDD
7 10 (25.00%) QA
7 10 (25.00%) User Stories
8 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 7 (17.50%) RESTful
10 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
10 7 (17.50%) Finance
10 7 (17.50%) Web Services
11 6 (15.00%) C#
11 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (15.00%) JSON
11 6 (15.00%) JIRA
11 6 (15.00%) Microservices
11 6 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (12.50%) Rancher
12 5 (12.50%) SDLC
12 5 (12.50%) Kotlin
12 5 (12.50%) Cloud Native
12 5 (12.50%) Spring Boot

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.50%) Gradle
3 5 (12.50%) Maven
3 5 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 4 (10.00%) Selenium
4 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.00%) Appium
6 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.50%) JMeter
7 1 (2.50%) JUnit
7 1 (2.50%) TestNG
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Java Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) RESTful
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) JSON
3 5 (12.50%) .NET
3 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 5 (12.50%) D3.js
3 5 (12.50%) J2EE
3 5 (12.50%) jQuery
3 5 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (12.50%) React
3 5 (12.50%) Spring
3 5 (12.50%) Spring Boot
4 3 (7.50%) Node.js
4 3 (7.50%) REST
5 2 (5.00%) Ajax
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) XSL
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) Cloud Native
3 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Scrum
3 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
4 14 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (27.50%) BDD
6 10 (25.00%) User Stories
7 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (15.00%) Microservices
8 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.50%) Build Automation
9 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 5 (12.50%) CRM
9 5 (12.50%) Project Governance
9 5 (12.50%) Project Management
9 5 (12.50%) SDLC
9 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 4 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
1 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.00%) C#
3 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 5 (12.50%) Groovy
3 5 (12.50%) Kotlin
3 5 (12.50%) Python
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Ansible
1 5 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 5 (12.50%) Rancher
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Google
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) SAP